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Moby Dick by Herman Melville
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“Call me Ishmael” is one of the most famous opening lines in American literature. With these words, opens one of the strangest and most gripping stories ever written about the sea and sea-faring. Moby Dick by Herman Melville is today considered one of the greatest novels written in America but paradoxically, it was a miserable failure when it first made its debut in 1851. Entitled Moby Dick or The Whale the book finally got its due after the author's death and is now regarded as a classic po ...
 
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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
 
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856.
 
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Typee by Herman Melville
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A whaling ship stops at a remote Polynesian island. The crew aboard is exhausted after a grueling six-month voyage in which they suffered ill-treatment and drudgery. Two men decide to abandon ship and hide on the island, living off the fruit of the land, until they can get on board a more conducive ship. However, to their consternation they discover that part of the island paradise is peopled by a savage and cannibalistic tribe called the Typees. As destiny would have it, they fall into the ...
 
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Moby Dick, or the Whale by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel.(Summary by Stewart Wills)
 
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Benito Cereno by MELVILLE, Herman
 
On an island off the coast of Chile, Captain Amaso Delano, sailing an American sealer, sees the San Dominick, a Spanish slave ship, in obvious distress. Capt. Delano boards the San Dominick, providing needed supplies, and tries to learn from her aloof and disturbed captain, Benito Cereno, the story of how this ship came to be where she is. Dealing with racism, the slave trade, madness, the tension between representation and reality, and featuring at least one unreliable narrator, Melville's ...
 
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Bartleby, the Scrivener (version 2) by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a novella by the American novelist Herman Melville (1819–1891). It first appeared anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 editions of Putnam's Magazine, and was reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. ( Summary by Wikipedia )
 
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Mardi Vol. 2 by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Mardi is Melville's first purely fictional work. In it he contemplates man's beliefs, and questions whether or not one faith has value over another--or is it all simply a sham? Mardi is a poetically existential analysis of religious truths as told through the protagonist's allegorical wanderings across the South Pacific. But is this all that Mardi is? (Summary by James K. White)
 
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Redburn: His First Voyage by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Melville wrote of some of his earliest experiences at sea in the story of Wellingborough Redburn, a wet-behind-the-ears youngster whose head was filled with dreams of foreign travel and adventure. In Redburn, the protagonist enlists for a stint as a seaman aboard Highlander, a merchant ship running between New York and London. As with many of Melville's works, this one is as much about class and race as it is about the sea. (Summary by James K. White)
 
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Selections from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Published in 1866, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War is a collection of poems about the Civil War by Herman Melville. Many of the poems are inspired by second- and third-hand accounts from print news sources (especially the Rebellion Record) and from family and friends. A handful of trips Melville took before, during, and after the war provide additional angles of vision into the battles, the personalities, and the moods of war. In an opening note, Melville describes his project not so mu ...
 
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Typee by MELVILLE, Herman
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Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in ...
 
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Bartleby the Scrivener, A Story of Wall Street. by MELVILLE, Herman
 
"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by Herman Melville. The story first appeared, anonymously, in Putnam's Magazine in two parts. The first part appeared in November 1853, with the conclusion published in December 1853. It was reprinted in Melville's The Piazza Tales in 1856 with minor textual alterations. The work is said to have been inspired, in part, by Melville's reading of Emerson, and some have pointed to specific parallels to Emerson's essay, "The Transc ...
 
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Dwellers in the Hills by POST, Melville Davisson
 
Ward was laid up after a mysterious accident when Woodford, a rival cattleman, demanded 600 head be delivered within 3 days under a contract that the two had entered into. The price had since dropped and Woodford was counting on Ward's inability to deliver to escape a loss on the contract. Woodford had chosen his time well. The cattle were far to the south across the Valley River and Ward had no choice but to send his brother, Quiller, to fetch the stock. A lot could happen on such a long tr ...
 
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Moby Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
 
Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Read by Doug Brown.
 
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Encantadas or Enchanted Isles, The by MELVILLE, Herman
 
The Encantadas or Enchanted Isles is a novella by American author Herman Melville. First published in Putnam's Magazine in 1854, it consists of ten philosophical "Sketches" on the Encantadas, or Galápagos Islands. It was collected in The Piazza Tales in 1856. The Encantadas was to become the most critically successful of that collection. All of the stories are replete with symbolism reinforcing the cruelty of life on the Encantadas. (Introduction excerpted from Wikipedia)
 
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Moby Dick, or the Whale by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel.(Summary by Stewart Wills)
 
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Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, The by MELVILLE, Herman
 
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The novel is written as cultural satire, allegory, an ...
 
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Techno Mix 003- Dan Melville
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Techno mix created by myself Dan Melville Twitter: @DanMelville Instagram: @dan_melv Soundcloud: Dan Melville
 
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The Moby-Dick Big Read
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‘I have written a blasphemous book’, said Melville when his novel was first published in 1851, ‘and I feel as spotless as the lamb’. Deeply subversive, in almost every way imaginable, Moby-Dick is a virtual, alternative bible – and as such, ripe for reinterpretation in this new world of new media. Out of Dominion was born its bastard child – or perhaps its immaculate conception – the Moby-Dick Big Read: an online version of Melville’s magisterial tome: each of its 135 chapters read out aloud ...
 
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White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War by MELVILLE, Herman
 
This is a tale based on Melville's experiences aboard the USS United States from 1843 to 1844. It comments on the harsh and brutal realities of service in the US Navy at that time, but beyond this the narrator has created for the reader graphic symbols for class distinction, segregation and slavery aboard this microcosm of the world, the USS Neversink. (Introduction by James K. White)
 
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Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by MELVILLE, Herman
 
Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas is Herman Melville's sequel to Typee, and, as such, was also autobiographical. After leaving Nuku Hiva, the main character ships aboard a whaling vessel which makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and the majority of the crew are imprisoned on Tahiti. The book follows the actions of the narrator as he explores Tahiti and remarks on their customs and way of life. Many sources incorrectly assert that Omoo is based on Melville's ...
 
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Beard Talk
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Beard Talk with Herman Melville. A 19th Century talk show. The most interesting men and women, with beards, talking about interesting stuff.
 
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Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories by Julian Hawthorne, editor
 
The Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories is a six-volume edition, which contains one hundred and one tales written by authors as diverse and separated by history as Pliny the Younger (first century AD), Voltaire (17th century) and Guy de Maupassant (19th century) and also from different parts of the world. This volume which is the first, contains twenty interesting stories, and an introduction by the editor. The fascinating aspect of mystery stories is that sometimes the ...
 
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Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe
 
Published in 1838, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket is Poe’s only complete novel and concentrates on several sea adventures gone awry. The novel follows Arthur Gordon Pym, who finds himself in the center of gloomy occurrences on board numerous vessels, as his anticipated sea adventure takes a drastic shift in the wind. Shipwreck, starvation, mutiny, near death experiences and cannibalism are just some of the issues endured in the gripping, and at times gruesome novel. The adve ...
 
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Short Story Collection Vol. 053 by VARIOUS
 
A collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members, including short stories by Melville, Blackwood, Hawthorne, Dostoyevsky, Wilde and Thomas Hood.
 
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Days by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Days by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for June 10, 2012. As a lecturer and orator, Emerson—nicknamed the Concord Sage—became the leading voice of intellectual culture in the United States. Herman Melville, who had met Emerson in 1849, originally thought he had "a defect in the region of the heart" and a "self-conceit so intensely intellectual that at first one hesitates to call it by its right name", though he later adm ...
 
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Call Me Watkins
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Podcasts on English texts for senior high school students. I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".
 
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Abandoned by William Clark Russell
 
As she walks up the aisle to her waiting husband, a young bride undergoes a sudden change of heart. She goes through the marriage ceremony in a daze, but refuses to talk to her new husband, a seafaring man. Her family is stunned and bewildered. After the ceremony, the bride stays shut in her bedroom. The bewildered groom departs in despair. The next day, the family receives news that the groom has been mortally injured in an accident. The bride rushes to his side on board a ship. When she en ...
 
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Mosses From An Old Manse by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel
 
"Mosses from an Old Manse" is a short story collection by Nathaniel Hawthorne, first published in 1846. The collection includes several previously-published short stories and is named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. A second edition was published in 1854, which added "Feathertop," "Passages from a Relinquished Work, and "Sketches from Memory."Many of the tales collected in "Mosses from an Old Manse" are allegories and, ...
 
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Rivals, The by SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
 
The play is set in Bath in the 18th century, a town legendary for conspicuous consumption and fashion at the time. Wealthy, fashionable people went there to "take the waters", which were believed to have healing properties. The plot centres on the two young lovers, Lydia and Jack. Lydia, who reads a lot of popular novels of the time, wants a purely romantic love affair. To court her, Jack pretends to be "Ensign Beverley", a poor officer. Lydia is enthralled with the idea of eloping with a po ...
 
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Radio Free Hillsdale 101.7 FM
 
Hosts Sarah Schutte and Chandler Lasch tell the unique story of Hillsdale College through little-known facts.
 
It’s party time in Canada as the nation’s year-long birthday bash rolls on. The French may have staked their claim nearly five hundred years ago, but Canada as we know it, is only 150 years old. And it’s that celebration of the nation’s Confederation that has further fired up the travel boom to Canada. Kiwis are part of that global love affair ...…
 
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The Story Of U Podcast
 
It's our 1 year anniversary! This week's guest is my Mom! We talk about growing up in Melville, living at the YWCA in Regina, her Bahamas vacation, meeting my Dad, starting a family, retiring and much more.Thanks to Graeme Zirk (schoolschoolschool.ca, graemezirk.com, instagram@schoolsouvenirs) and Andy Biesel (wolfwillow.bandcamp.com, thesteves ...…
 
Ladee Hubbard is the winner of the 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for the Short Story. Today we'll be talking about her debut novel, The Talented Ribkins, which is published by Melville House. It's the story of Johnny Ribkins, who, despite an amazing ability to make ...…
 
We're celebrating #JohnKellyMonth through September at Manu Antiques with daily posts and a 20% discount off of every purchase from our John Melville Kelly collection! And so Mark, owner of Manu Antiques and Mark Blackburn Gallery, joined me to talk about Kelly's art and impact on art in Hawaii.
 
In Episode 44 I sat down with Jasi Rashid who at age 30 finish her PHD in ancient history and classical archaeology. After getting the job of her dreams she realized she didn't have the kind of freedom to live her life the way she wanted so she made a drastic change. She bought a one way flight to Mexico for 250 euros and used the 350 she had l ...…
 
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Audiocraft Podcast
 
Daniel Browning (Awaye!, ABC RN), Michael Green (The Messenger, Behind the Wire) and Kirsti Melville (Earshot, ABC RN) traverse the tricky terrain of reporting sensitive issues. Eurydice Aroney moderates this session from Audiocraft’s 2017 Conference, covering life-changing and life-challenging stories.…
 
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August 19 2017 - After attending my first ever Shakespeare in the Park at Griffith Park, I spoke with Independent Shakespeare Company's managing director, David Melville, about the current production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show will continue to run Wednesdays through Sundays at 7 PM until September 3. You can learn more here: http: ...…
 
Host Stuart Wright talks to BOOTS ON THE GROUND Director Louis MelvilleThe world premiere is at HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST24TH - 28TH AUGUST 2017LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON, WC2H 7NA.Programme and tickets are available at www.frightfest.co.uk/2017films/frig…-schedule.htmlwww.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.htmlFollow at @FrightFestThis is a britflicks.com ...…
 
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What Book Hooked You?
 
Matthew Landis was a middle school social studies teacher looking for ways to share his love of history to his students. This brought him to write his debut novel LEAGUE OF AMERICAN TRAITORS, a modern story about the descendants of the American Revolution.Episode Mentions: Lord of the Rings: Two Towers The Hobbit Hardy Boys Chronicles of Narnia ...…
 
Featured Tracks:My Baby Just Takes Care Of Me - Oakey Melville (Vocal)Says My Heart - Maxine SullivanSo Long Dearie - Louis ArmstrongThe Sweetest Sounds - Shirley BasseyThe One I Love Belongs To Someone Else - Frank SinatraLet's Face The Music and Dance - Sam Browne & The Rhythm SistersIf Dreams Come True - The Chick Webb Big BandSorry - New Wo ...…
 
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What Book Hooked You?
 
For over a decade Alan Gratz has been writing YA & MG novels. This summer he releases his 13th, Refugee (July 25th) & 14th, Ban This Book (Aug 29th). In this episode Alan takes us through his journey as a writer.Episode Mentions: Tuck Everlasting The Hobbit The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Animal Farm University of Tennessee Samurai Shortst ...…
 
Life is paradox. -The Voice before the Void There is Life Before Reading Moby-Dick, and There is Life After Reading Moby-Dick Works mentioned: Report to Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville Education of a Wandering … Continue reading →
 
Book Vs. Movie Podcast Stephen King Bonus Ep:“The Mist” Recap Episode 4 “Pequod” Plus. Top 5 "Stephen King Heroes" Welcome to episode 4 of the Stephen King’s The Mist TV series and in this special bonus ep of the Book Vs. Movie podcast Margo D. and Deana of the Twisted Philly podcast offer their weekly recap of the Spike TV production. Now we a ...…
 
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Labrador Morning from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
 
A group of young Indigenous swimmers from Labrador are heading to Toronto later this month to compete in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. CBC's John Gaudi caught up with members of the Melville Mantas on the deck of their swimming pool.By podcasting@cbc.ca.
 
During this segment of our “Let's Talk Bankruptcy!” series we have Tracy Banks & Kimberly Berson, Bankruptcy Attorneys and Principals at the Banks & Berson, LLP in Melville, New York.Attorney Tracy Banks & Attorney Kimberly Berson, both long standing authorities in the area of Bankruptcy spent some time talking with Radio Talk Show Host, Stewar ...…
 
Two listeners to In Touch talk about some of the obstacles they faced when looking to move. Danielle Burgess is looking for a new home to rent, and is discovering how separate she feels from the process because everything needs to be described to her.Ben Rendle, his visually impaired partner and their family recently bought a flat off-plan and ...…
 
Two listeners to In Touch talk about some of the obstacles they faced when looking to move. Danielle Burgess is looking for a new home to rent, and is discovering how separate she feels from the process because everything needs to be described to her.Ben Rendle, his visually impaired partner and their family recently bought a flat off-plan and ...…
 
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The Story Of U Podcast
 
This week's guest is Glenn. We talk about growing up in Melville, working for the CNR, meeting his wife, becoming a father and now grandfather, world travels and much more. Thanks to Graeme Zirk (schoolschoolschool.ca, graemezirk.com, instagram@schoolsouvenirs) and Andy Biesel (wolfwillow.bandcamp.com, thestevesss.bandcamp.com)This episode is s ...…
 
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What Book Hooked You?
 
In this episode Blair Thornburgh talks about how her involvement in NaNoWriMo led to her YA debut Who's That Girl and how Blair's job as an editor gives her perspective in her own writing journey.Episode Mentions: Anastasia Krupnik Illustrator Rebecca Thornburgh Ramona Catcher in the Rye Magic for Beginners Buffy the Vampire Slayer Catherine, C ...…
 
Val Melville 9th July 2017 Australind Service Listen the audio sermon below or download the audio file
 
by Ramsey Campbell “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” whi ...…
 
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Stories – Pseudopod
 
by Ramsey Campbell “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” whi ...…
 
by Ramsey Campbell “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” whi ...…
 
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by Ramsey Campbell “Again” was first published in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, November 1981 and has been reprinted numerous times. Ramsey Campbell is a British writer considered by a number of critics to be one of the great masters of horror fiction. T. E. D. Klein has written that “Campbell reigns supreme in the field today,” whi ...…
 
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Return to Stars Hollow: A Gilmore Girls Podcast
 
A spoiler-free, retrospective podcast about Gilmore Girls. Send your comments on the podcast and the Gilmore Girls show to returntostarshollow@yahoo.com or comment on the blog posts at returntostarshollow.blogspot.com.
 
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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
 
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A busy day in town, lots of meetings with a few shipping trips sandwiched in between! Hope you enjoy the vlog! Click 'SHOW MORE' belowSubscribe here http://lpebbles.uk/rHpKlaI'm currently uploading Wednesdays at 6.30pm and Sundays at 9.30am UK time. I Saw…+ Anna http://lpebbles.uk/B2cf8UI Wore…+ *Missoma Necklace http://bit.ly/2sYb72R+ Brandy M ...…
 
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PRO Rugby USA Owner Doug Schoninger, the man that brought professional rugby to the USA for the first time ever, tells his side of the Pro Rugby vs USA Rugby saga, sharing an exact timeline of events and potential breaches of their agreement. This rare on-camera appearance with Matt McCarthy did have established parameters but will likely lead ...…
 
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Quest Monthly Magazine
 
When I was 19 I fell in love with Plato’s Socratic Dialogues. These exciting explorations of truth and beauty, meaning and love, brought me into a deep curiosity. Having first encountered them on my own, I proposed doing an independent study about them at my college. I was assigned a crusty old philosophy professor as my teacher. At our first s ...…
 
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Who doesn't love a book about books? (Possibly Ann.) Listen to our picks for the ultimate reading angle for book-lovers. We'll end with what we're reading this week and some news. Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (releases August 15) Ann's picks: ...…
 
Searing, insightful, unflinching: Hanya Yanagihara’s novel A Little Life has made an indelible impression on readers the world over. She joins Kirsti Melville for a conversation on friendship, art, and legacies both terrible and sublime. The post In Conversation // Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life appeared first on Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.…
 
Lookinglass co-founder and director David Catlin, adapted the high-flying, critically-acclaimed stage version of the Herman Melville classic Moby Dick in 2015. With the show now returning to Chicago after a national tour, David Catlin joined the conversation to discuss his early influences and the fascinating collaborative process behind the co ...…
 
Radha Vatsal, author of Murder Between the Lines: A Kitty Weeks Mystery, joins Jacke for a discussion of intrepid “girl” reporters in 1910s New York City and the books that likely influenced them. Authors discussed include Henry James, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Gaskell, and the wide range of scientif ...…
 
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